My recent travel schedule has kept me from spending as much time as I would like visiting other blogs. But in spending some catch-up time today, here are a few things that caught my eye.
- Liz at A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea Cozy has an interesting post about whether or not it's important to read series books in order. I don't know that I'm wholly convinced (I'm pretty compulsive about this), but I think that she makes some great points. And the particular series that she describes looks good, too. I added it to my list.
- A Fuse #8 Production has listed a ninth member of the Hot Men of Children's Literature series. Click here to find out who it is. Fuse #8 also has a funny post that's a visual show and tell. Ever entertaining!
- Kelly at Big A little a shares some thoughts on The Bartimaeus Trilogy. I had tried the first book on MP3, and had a lot of trouble getting into it. I think that Kelly (combined with an earlier comment from Camille on my blog, and Michele's review in last month's The Edge of the Forest) might just have me convinced to give this series another try.
- It's not a blog exactly, but the Foundation and Friends of the Santa Clara City Library website has added a blog-like, scrolling news section. Recent posts have included news items, book reviews, and Friends financial results. This new section adds flair to an already informative and well-organized website.
- Michele at Scholar's Blog investigates the notion (put forth by another author) that Harry Potter might really be Lord Voldemort, experiencing some sort of do-over/second chance as Harry. I'm with Michele in thinking that this idea doesn't hold up under scrutiny. Personally, I just don't think that J.K. Rowling would do that to her fans - make Harry turn out to be someone evil and hated. (As to whether Harry can survive the final book, I'm not sure about that, but I believe that if he does die, he'll die a hero).
- Bookshelves of Doom includes a Super Duper Quickie Interview with Dana Reinhardt, author of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, which I recommended here. Bookshelves of Doom is a blog that I've only recently discovered - it features many interesting reviews. I've just added it to my sidebar.
- Louise at Students for Literacy Ottawa links to a hilarious blog that features photos of silly signs. My personal favorite: "No cleaning of fish in the toilets". OK, if they insist.
That's all for today! I need to go get ready for yet another trip.